Overturned fish truck reduces Seattle traffic to gridlock


Overturned fish truck fouls traffic

Authorities say a large commercial truck filled with a load of fish overturned Tuesday afternoon, blocking a section of the southbound lanes of state Route 99 in south Seattle and starting a domino effect of gridlock that stalled rush-hour traffic for hours.

Seattle police said the truck driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say they’ll be investigating whether any violations were involved.

KING-TV reported that some people stuck on buses on the affected highway decided to get off and walk.

The Associated Press